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Kirilov, Konstantin (author)
The post-war architectural and urban design paradigm’s characteristic trait of spatial and functional determination limits the possibility for spatial adaptation and flexibility in urban spaces, struggling to face ever-steadily occurring social, economic, and climate challenges. In Droixhe - the largest post-war social housing ensemble in Liège,...
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van Lookeren Campagne, Arabella (author)
The urban mobility transition is in full swing. Growing urban populations, increasing traffic congestion and the need for more sustainable transport solutions are forcing cities to think about the future of mobility. This transition is also strongly present within Louwman Group, where the focus has traditionally been on cars, but where mobility...
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van Gorp, Vincent (author)
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) has seen remarkable growth over the past decade, especially considering the delivery of goods. Notably, the delivery of medical supplies via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has emerged as a promising application, which is driven by its societal benefits and has been demonstrated successfully in rural environments....
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van Briemen, Ruben (author)
Moss covered surfaces are a promising way to mitigate the urban heat island effect. A layer of moss on a building’s façade reduces heat absorption during summer, hence passively cooling the building and its surroundings. The startup Respyre wants to offer such moss layers as a commercial product. A bio-gel mixed with moss fragments is sprayed on...
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Mellink, Chaniek (author)
Cities all over the world are densifying because of population growth and urban popularity. By 2050, more than two thirds of the global population is expected to live in cities. (Zumelzu & Herrman-Lunecke, 2021) This trend raises concerns about the influence of urban environments on mental well-being of residents, as city living has been...
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van Noort, Siebren (author)
The introduction of electric buses (EBs) is required in order to achieve global greenhouse emission goals. However, operating an electric bus fleet (EBF) requires careful consideration of both the mobility and energy systems in charging strategies. In literature and in real life many cases show careful consideration of only one of the systems...
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Raap, Caspar (author), van der Vlist, Deborah (author), Kooiker, Jasper (author), Julia Sumarthinningrum Dahlan, Julia (author), Duan, Yu (author)
The Netherlands has created a large nitrogen pollution problem in its soils, which is harming biodiversity. By intensifying and industrialized farming, by importing animal feed for dairy production and fertilizer for crop farming, too much nitrogen has accumulated in the soil. Consequently, ecological processes are disturbed due to...
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van de Mast, Noud (author)
The city is by definition full of strangers. To any person in the city, strangers are far more common than acquaintances. Even residents that live close to each other are strangers. Though good city sidewalk life can enhance safety and neighbor interaction on the streets. It may appear purposeless, but sidewalk contacts can change the city’s...
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Huisman, E.E.W. (author)
The urban history of Amsterdam has changed a lot over the past centuries, with the city’s streets and waterways serve as conduits of transformation. From its modest origins amidst peat bogs to its emergence as a bustling hub of commerce and culture, Amsterdam’s story is intricately connected with the evolution of transportation.<br/><br/>At the...
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Prokopiuk, Katarzyna (author)
This research investigates the importance of leisure practices in bringing rivers back to cities. It explores the historical and present significance of water-based recreation and its role in urban ecosystems. The paper analyses the development of waterfronts from centres of social activity, through their industrialization and neglect, to a...
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Doorn, Youri (author)
This thesis aims to delve into the historical connections between the establishment of Flevoland, the unique imperative for a multifunctional centre, and the architectural marvel that is “De Meerpaal” in Dronten. The exploration seeks to understand the motivations behind Flevoland’s desire for such a centre, how it led to architect Frank van...
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Deinega, Mariia (author), Anghileri, E. (author), Wang, Yuanjie (author), Dijkstra, M.C.J. (author)
Cities are responsible for a great amount of CO2 emissions related to transportation (CBS). However, the greatest amount of CO2 is caused by private transport and is mainly associated with peri-urban (the peri-urban area is a common place to live for the natural environment and also near accessibility to city facilities) and rural areas due to...
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Naito, Sari (author)
In the midst of industrialisation and simultaneously glimpsing the first sights of globalisation, the 20th was eminent for its many technical successes but also its social and environmental consequences, which created an unprecedented division in society. Wishful utopian thinking arose as a result of this dissatisfaction, and some architects...
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Anıker, Betul (author)
The conservation of place-based memory is pivotal for both tangible and intangible heritage; however, the unyielding momentum of urban dynamics frequently propels cities into transformation, often overlooking the integration and assessment of personal and collective memories within urban preservation efforts. This investigation is propelled by...
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Pollet, Camille (author)
Historically, rivers have shifted from being a natural element to a controlled confined channel, impacting urban landscapes. This relationship between rivers and urban development underlines the vital role of these watercourses in shaping the urban fabric. Cities are strategically positioned close to these water bodies, which are essential...
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Mulders, Imke (author)
In the pursuit of creating monumental and desirable cities with a sustainable character, the municipality of Delft has embarked on a journey of integrating sustainability principles into its urban development strategies. This paper traces Delft's evolution in sustainable design practices through a historical lens over the past three decades....
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Rizzo, Benedetta (author)
Architecture transcends the realm of mere sculptural aesthetics; it stands as a utilitarian discipline, one that extends its purpose beyond form to convey profound meaning, serve vital functions, and articulate powerful statements. In our contemporary era, we find ourselves surrounded by a crucible of challenges, a time marked by impending...
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Baars, Hester (author)
This study compares Le Corbusier’s urban plans for Chandigarh with Paris, highlighting the mod-ernist principles he applied and the design concept’s universality. This study aims to investigate the degree to which the architect’s concept of universal urban planning may be implemented in various metropolitan settings, while examining the ways in...
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Wu, Zhengyu (author)
Have microdistricts changed Chinese people’s living ideologies? The appearance, spatial relationships and community organizations of Chinese Microdistrict have changed dramatically over the decades since the 1950s when the Soviets first introduced this concept. Meanwhile, the rapid urbanization and commercialization of the real estate market...
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Roelofs, Justin (author)
Plan C, a landmark building in Rotterdam erected in 1889, represents a significant chapter in the city’s urban development. Amidst Rotterdam’s rapid modernization during the late 19th century, Plan C emerged as a multifunctional solution to address pressing traffic congestion issues and symbolized innovative urban renewal strategies. This...
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